Laura Lucht MA (Res)
Laura Lucht joined the Partnerships Resource Centre in February 2015 as researcher and project officer. She has been involved in several research projects such as the PPPLab which investigates the relevance, effectiveness and quality of Dutch supported public-private partnerships. Furthermore, she has been working on strategic partnership portfolio management from the perspective of businesses. In this project she focused specifically on how companies deal with the concept of materiality (issue prioritization) and whether and how they use partnerships to tackle these issues. In addition, she has been engaged in evaluations of cross-sector partnerships, in coordinating and lecturing in several master courses of the Rotterdam School of Management and in setting up the project Doing Business in Latin America.
Laura holds a masters degree in international development with a regional focus on Latin America. In general, she is interested in addressing sustainability issues (with the SDGs as useful framework) through stakeholder involvement. She has volunteering experience at the Dutch Council for Refugees, Peace Brigades International and the SustainaBul and previously she worked at the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) which is part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).